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Back to school season has begun, but with inflation rising and the days ticking down before the first day of school - it can be difficult to get everything your child needs to be school ready. Take a look at our ultimate checklist for back to school and where you can get supplies if you can't afford them!

Summer is a great time to be a kid, but it can also lead to an increase in preventable injuries. Here's a list of ways to help kids enjoy a summer of fun while playing safely.

In the spirit of Independence Day, we’ve rounded up some kid-friendly activities and events in major cities throughout the U.S. Check out this blog to break out the sparklers and find a celebration near you!

For the second year in a row, Operation Warm is embarking on a Summer Kicks initiative to gift brand-new shoes to kids in need across the country and encourage safe outdoor play.

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate dad or another father figure you love—Let him know how much you care by saying thank you. Here are five reasons to say thank you this Sunday.

Operation Warm is all about getting outside this summer so, we’ve rounded up our top 10 favorite free or low-cost activities that are perfect for warm weather!

May is Leave a Legacy Month, a time to create awareness around the impact and benefits of leaving a planned gift. It’s the perfect time to reflect on the organizations and causes that are most important to you and plan how you can help sustain them far into the future.

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate motherhood and the moms you love—whether these maternal figures were with you from birth or entered your life through acts of love and caring. Here are five reasons to say thank you this Sunday.

Another year into the COVID-19 pandemic, low-income families continue to exact a steep toll. Learn more about the long term effects and it's impact in the communities we serve.

For Operation Warm, inclusion, respect, kindness, and empathy have always been at the heart of our organization. Here are a ways you can participate in Black History Month with the children in your life.

MLK Day is a day dedicated to service and celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy. As the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service, we’re providing you with some inspiration to get out and serve! 

Whether you have a few hours to dedicate to service or you are looking for a long-term volunteer opportunity, we want to encourage you to experience the benefits of volunteering for yourself.

Operation Warm is grateful for the support we have received from our government partners in 2021, enabling us to expand our reach to more children in need.

Gigi Ganatra from Nordstrom writes an Operation Warm guest blog post on how they're giving back.

Here's everything you need to know as you plan your end-of-year charitable giving.

Beyond physical warmth, our coats and shoes help children feel the confidence they need to socialize and succeed, the emotional warmth that comes from knowing the community cares, and hope for a bright future.

Whether you’re a nonprofit or individual fundraising for one this Giving Tuesday, learn how to make the most out of your social media.

As everyone heads into the Fall season, Operation Warm is entering a different season of our own– coat season!

Wish List sponsorship allows us to provide coats to the kids who need your help the most.

In memory of Richard Sanford Jr., Operation Warm, together with the Cherry Creek Rotary Club hosted a giving event to provide a pair of athletic shoes to every Pre-K thru 3rd grade student at Paris Elementary in Aurora, Colorado, on Thursday, August 26th.

Our team shares some inspiring stories about the teachers who impacted their lives positively and meaningfully.

Family Foundations have been a key ally in helping meet the needs of children.

With school winding down and summer quickly approaching, we’ve compiled a list of 10 activities that you can do for free with kids to make up for a summer spent indoors last year.

As our mission expands, our goal remains the same. Through all the accomplishments and milestones we reached last year, we’re stepping up to the challenge to help even more children in need this year.

Inspiration for charitable giving is just a click away. It's never too early or too late to start giving back.

Our Warm Soles initiative is stepping up to the challenge of filling the need for shoes that inspire confidence and encourage outdoor play for so many children and families across North America.

In a year filled with more need than ever before, many of us are left wondering how we can do more, give more, and help more. Operation Warm is putting our tagline ‘More Than A Coat’ to the test and reflecting on what more really means to us.

In times of uncertainty, understanding the communities we serve at a higher level is just as critical as knowing members of those communities on a more personal basis.

Over 7,000 Columbus children from low-income families will receive brand-new, athletic style shoes courtesy of Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

There’s more than one way to carry out our mission, and we proved to ourselves that we can adapt quickly when we need to. One thing that will never change: our commitment to the kids we serve.

Seven Southern New Jersey Organizations show that the more we come together, the more impactful our efforts are during Operation Warm Up Jersey Shore.

Amid the complexities of confronting child poverty, there’s something beautifully simple—and powerful—about meeting a basic need.

Operation Warm is proud to partner with Cigna who is gifting warmth, confidence, and hope to so many children in need. Read more about Sara Quist, Director of Community Engagement at Cigna New England, and her experiences with Operation Warm.

While early help eased the initial economic impact of the pandemic, individuals and families in the United States are once again struggling to stay out of poverty.

We are in unprecedented times and we now have an even greater opportunity to see our contributions help the families that need us.

"With so much uncertainty around us, gratitude, kindness, and charity seem more important than ever."

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic which has devastated the entertainment industry, four locals and the IATSE General Executive Board led by International President Matt Loeb, are supporting A Warm Welcome to the Library this coming winter.

Since 2008, FedEx support has helped Operation Warm deliver winter coats to more than 800,000 children across the country. Read more about Rachel's experience in Global Citizenship and Corporate Responsibility and our partnership with FedEx.

While in-person events are full of smiles, music (and maybe even a happy dance or two) there is no reason that virtual events cannot be just as memorable. Here are some suggestions for keeping the memories alive!

Operation Warm’s online Wish List allows community organizations, including schools, to request coats on behalf of the low-income children and families they serve.  

With so many important causes to support, it can be difficult to choose which organizations are the best fit.  Here are five factors to consider when choosing a cause to get behind.

Operation Warm, a national nonprofit that manufactures brand-new coats for children in need, announced the promotion of Grace Sica to the role of Executive Director.

Our Community Hero spotlight features the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland, now in their third year as an Operation Warm partner. With a robust COVID-19 contingency plan, Pratt is well on its way to providing brand new coats to families with eight holiday events planned for December 2020.

Amidst the landmark 19th century buildings and framed by the nearby Rocky Mountains of Colorado, is Cowell Elementary School, one of many public schools facing the new reality of the changes brought about by COVID-19.

We’ve pulled together expert advice and resources to help parents and care givers answer kids’ COVID-19 related questions.

When it comes to fundraising in the age of COVID-19, getting the most donations may depend on building relationships in your community.

We are pleased to announce our inaugural Operation Warm Warmth Awards, honoring some of our exceptional partners who will reach significant milestones in the history of our shared mission this year.

We asked professional fundraising expert Emily Croak to give you the best advice on how to encourage others to get involved in your community service program.

It is important to recognize that in the wake of modern business demands and the drastic changes due to COVID-19, employee volunteer programs need to be adapted and rebooted to meet changing needs and changing expectations.

Our Impact

  • Years of Service


  • Children Served


  • Communities Served


  • 2021 Volunteer Hours


  • IGS Energy
  • Rite Aid
  • Exelon
  • Money Mart
  • Elks National Foundation, Inc.
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Pat's Coats for Kids
  • Morgan Stanley
  • WW Smith
  • Lazard
  • Wells Fargo
  • Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation
  • Benjamin Moore
  • FedEx
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
  • Delilah Home
  • Thomas
  • Rotary Districts
  • Mountain America
    Mountain America
  • The Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates
  • TJX
  • bpx energy
  • Delta
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Gerber
  • IAFF Local 2068 Fairfax County
  • PNC
  • Nordstrom
  • EQT
  • AccuWeather
  • Operation North Pole
  • Rock 99.9 KISW
  • Scott Spino Foundation
  • Heinz
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